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Is your cup half empty or half full?


It's the classic pessimist or optimist question, right?


It's not always black and white though, sometimes we flow in and out between these two. We can learn to live in a place where it's not always so extreme in either direction.


The picture is me at the gym tonight. I was so happy to be there. I get to do some things, and I get to maintain my health. What a blessing.


What can you do to be mentally positive, yet based in reality?


People who are more optimistic tend to engage in healthy habits. They tend to experiene less effects of stress. They regulate their emotions and recover from stress more quickly.


Having a positive attitude doesn't mean you ignore problems and stress. I just means you found ways to handle it better.


Experts who study this say the difference between pessimists and optimists isn't in how happy they are with their lives or what they see all around them, it's in how they cope.


If you tend to be a pessimist, it would be worth it to learn ways to train your brain to react more positive.


How?


Face the negative things while taking action to create the positive outcome you want. Decide to be a problem solver.


Start writing down things every day that you are grateful for. Find things to be happy about and it will start feeding itself like a snowball rolling down the hill.


Focus on what you can control. When we do, we have more chances to have a positive mindset. Optimistic people will thrive no matter what is going on around them.


Stop looking at the news and social media. I know how hard this is. It's hard to be pos